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6/6/2016
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Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking

Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
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Consider The Ecosystem 
Most wearables on the market today connect to smartphones or laptops via Bluetooth, and ultimately rely on a cloud or a web-based system. Since the chain is only as strong as its weakest link, potential weaknesses throughout the ecosystem need to be considered.
'We tend to look at these devices as gadgets you wear. In reality, they're part of a closed-loop system,' said Shafeeq Banthanavasi, managing director of PwC's cyber-security practice, in an interview. 'If you look at it as a system, there are a number of things you need to consider along the way. You have to worry about the devices, the connectivity, the apps that could be downloaded, and the information that's being stored on the backend. You need to consider the totality of things.'
(Image: geralt via Pixabay)

Consider The Ecosystem

Most wearables on the market today connect to smartphones or laptops via Bluetooth, and ultimately rely on a cloud or a web-based system. Since the chain is only as strong as its weakest link, potential weaknesses throughout the ecosystem need to be considered.

(Image: geralt via Pixabay)

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